Deadly Little Christmas

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Deadly Little Christmas
DeadlyLittleChristmas.jpg
DVD cover.
Directed by Novin Shakiba
Produced by David S. Serling
Screenplay by Jeremiah Campbell
Story by David S. Serling
Starring Felissa Rose
Music by Jason Peri
Cinematography Orestes Gonzales
Edited by Jason Peri
Production
  company
Sterling Home Entertainment
Distributed by Razor Digital Entertainment
Release date(s) 2009
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Deadly Little Christmas is a 2009 direct-to-video horror film directed by Novin Shakiba, and written by Jeremiah Campbell.

Plot[edit]

On Christmas Day, a young boy named Devin Merriman is institutionalized after being found covered in blood and clutching a knife, having apparently murdered his father and the housekeeper after walking in on the two of them having sex. Fifteen years later, Devin escapes, just as a figure in a red mask begins committing a series of seemingly random murders, the victims including two teenagers, an elderly, and a pair of police officers.

After a Christmas Eve play headed by Devin's sisters, Taylor and Noel, is finished at the community centre, Noel's boyfriend Steve is killed. The next morning, the Merriman sisters receive a call from their mother, who demands they come to the community centre. Concerned with their mother's odd behavior as of late, the girls call the police before heading out. Arriving at the centre first is Detective Hughes, who is confronted and stabbed by the hysterical Mrs. Merriman. When Taylor and Noel arrive, they find the bodies of all the recent victims seated at a table in a mockery of The Last Supper, and their mother and Devin, the latter claiming that Mrs. Merriman is the killer of their father and everyone else, and that she framed him due to being a misandrist; the girls at first refuse to believe Devin, until they notice the blood coating their mother's arms. When Mrs. Merriman pulls out a knife, Devin disarms her, but she manages to grab Detective Hughes's dropped gun. Before Mrs. Merriman can fire it, Taylor wrestles the gun away from her, and shoots her in the head when she charges forward.

Cast[edit]

  • Barbara Jean Barrielle - Margaret
  • Charlotte Barrielle - Young Taylor Merriman
  • Anthony Campanello - Steve
  • Eric Fischer - Detective Hughes
  • Manuel A. Ruiz Garcia - Orderly
  • Noa Geller - Inga
  • Leah Grimsson - Noel Merriman
  • Patrick Heng - Dead Orderly
  • Samuel Nathan Hoffmire - Devin Merriman
  • Kaypri - Nurse
  • Grant Keledjian - Zack
  • Monique La Barr - Taylor Merriman
  • Alan Morataya - Joel
  • Jay Moreno - Security Officer Tom
  • Douglas Myers - Mr. Merriman
  • Lynne Newton - Mrs. Quinn
  • Felissa Rose - Mary Merriman
  • Jed Rowen - Security Officer Harold
  • Scarlett Shae - Young Noel Merriman
  • Shane Carther Thomas - Young Devin Merriman
  • Emery Wheeler - Play Actor

Reception[edit]

Deadly Little Christmas has been met with widespread disdain by critics, who complained about the poor performances, plodding storyline, weak cinematography and derivative plot.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deadly Little Christmas 2009 Review". A Slash Above. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Cinema Head Cheese Movie Review: Deadly Little Christmas". Cinema Head Cheese. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Deadly Little Christmas (2009)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Deadly Little Christmas (2009)". Shivers of Horror. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Deadly Little Christmas - Film Reel Reviews". The Film Reel. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  6. ^ "Sticky Red: A Bodycount Compendium: Oh my God, it's like watching that tape from The Ring: Deadly Little Christmas". Sticky Red. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  7. ^ "Holiday Horrors: Deadly Little Christmas (2009)". Anything Horror. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  8. ^ "The Lightning Bug's Lair: Deadly Little Christmas (2009)". The Lightning Bug's Lair. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 

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